When Southerners say 'catch of the day' they mean it.
The fish might be getting pulled up from the Gulf in snapper season, or be trawled out of waters off of the coast of Louisiana, but fish in the South means one thing: fresh. And once that fish is out of the water it needs to be cooked, which means that Southerners have great recipes to share. Whether they're fried, grilled, or broiled, there are so many incredible ways to get fish to the table. Some of our favorite quick-fix recipes celebrate the tastes of the season:
Grilled Grouper with Watermelon gets two great flavors together. Pecan-Crusted Tilapia gets one of our favorite Southern nuts worked into an incredible crust. And since few flavors are better than fried, some Tuna Cornbread Cakes are a treat right out of the pan—think crab cakes, but easier. For an oven classic, try some Parchment-Baked Fish and Tomatoes. The light flavors of the fish and the bold, savory tastes of the tomatoes work incredibly well together. Whether you love meaty, bold fish or something a little simpler, you can't beat the tastes of these great seafood choices.